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PostPosted: 19-09-2007 15:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recently met an EVP researcher who has literally thousands of recordings which scare the bejesus out of me. We did some recordings together here in Stockholm.

My own (semi-accidental) EVP capture from a ghost investigation years ago is Here

*Edited because the post (accidentally) plugged a product. And because James is bigger than me and might beat me up.*


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PostPosted: 19-09-2007 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Announcements is the place for this kind of promotion, surely.

Thousands of recordings which scare the bejesus out of you . . . loadsa copies . . .

Ringo, you have been around here long enough to know what starts alarm bells ringing, surely! Shocked
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PostPosted: 20-09-2007 08:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you're right there. Apologies for the previous post, consider it edited.

Just so you are all aware, I am in no way financially connected to the product nor do I care if it sells at all - I was just pointing out that it seems to offer some good examples of what we are talking about and the links were to back up my claims.

Sorry again if if came over the wrong way.
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PostPosted: 28-11-2007 17:44    Post subject: Supposed "Scariest EVP" Reply with quote

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere. I did a quick search, and didn't find anything here on it, so here goes. The other day I did a search on "scariest EVP" and came across this:

http://www.gotghosts.org/news.php

It's an over ten-minute EVP clip caught by CNY Ghost Hunters. The story behind it is interesting, and listening to thing reveals some pretty strange stuff going on (scroll to the middle of that page to hear the clip). There's even another page that offers a full translation of what is going on, but for the life of me I couldn't make most of that out when trying to read it and keep up with the clip itself. More story of the clip here:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/445831/exclusive_complete_translation_of_the.html

And then the translation is here:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/445799/exclusive_complete_translation_of_the.html?page=2

Of course, the people who made the recording have come under fire from skeptics who claim the whole thing was faked. Even if this is the case, this has got to be one of the most bizarre recordings offered up just given the translation itself, which seems to follow both a linear and stream-of-consciousness dialogue. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: 26-06-2012 15:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

While browsing a very strange old records blog last night, I came across the Ghost Orchid CD, which might be otherwise hard to locate. It seems to date from 1999 but mainly documents the EVP messages of Raymond Cass from the 1970s. It also contains the complete Breakthrough EP, which came with Raudive's book. I'm sure this was missing from the library copy I perused with fascination as a kid.

Making sense of this stuff requires more context than given here but the voices are played over three times in most cases for your further joy or bafflement. Cass sounds to be a true believer in the power of this phenomemon to bring about world peace through the agency of certain alien installations which relay their messages from afar to our troubled society. He cites the cover-up at Roswell as an example of the way governments suppress evidence of other worlds. His sessions with the radio tuned to airline communications seem to have been conducted in the style of a seänce.

Anyway here is the link.

The first of the two small links marked [1] should lead to a full download.

The rest of that blog is also well worth exploring, though some of the links are dead. If your tastes tend to the avant-garde, there is plenty of music along with waterfall tapes, Christian rants and "Drunken neighbour reciting Also Sprach Zarathustra" !

I don't think this has been posted before but the search suggests Ghost Orchid has been mentiioned at least once in the EVP threads.
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PostPosted: 26-06-2012 19:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a proud owner of the Ghost Orchid CD, haven't listened to it in years, though. If you like hearing distorted, croaky, German phrases, it's a must.
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PostPosted: 27-06-2012 14:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

A part of the Breakthrough recordings is sampled at the beginning of the Smiths' Asleep. For years I was impressed by its startling clarity, until I finally got to hear Breakthrough and realised that it was the voice of the narrator which had been used Embarassed

I was sleeping, and I *did* want to believe...

PS: Thanks for the link to that blog, James Wink
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PostPosted: 08-10-2012 07:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds rather too much like publicity for Heartlands, just ahead of Halloween, for my liking. But having said that, it's often claimed that ghostly behaviour increases when building work disturbs 'the spirits', and there's been plenty of renovation at Heartlands, which only opened in April this year...

Haunted Heartlands captured on YouTube audio
2:20pm Sunday 7th October 2012 in News

Strange audio recordings taken at Heartlands during a private paranormal investigation in the former tin mine have been released to the public in time for Halloween later this month.

Investigators G.H.O.S.T. UK uncovered a number of ‘electronic voice phenomena’ (EVP) and other strange noises after leaving recording equipment running in Robinson’s Shaft engine house, visitor centre, mining exhibitions and the Red River Cafe (once the carpenter’s workshop) at the 19 acre attraction in Pool.

Voices include a male stating “Go and ask them... where the keys?” in a strong Cornish accent, a male and female voice saying “Alright? Bobbin’ Big Head!” in the Red River Cafe and a male voice saying “Ghost is in there” in the visitor centre.
Other noises included bangs, knocks, the sound of a horn in the engine house and the mentioning of names.

Heartlands contacted the investigators after staff and visitors had reported feeling uneasy in various areas of the heritage buildings, but were shocked at just how many EVPs were recorded.

Heartlands and G.H.O.S.T. UK have now released a YouTube clip of the original investigation and are inviting members of the public to take part in new paranormal explorations on two exclusive evenings – Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3.
Visitors will discover more about techniques used by paranormal experts and mediums while taking part in their own investigation. Spaces are limited to 30 people each night.

The paranormal evenings are part of a week of events at Heartlands Ghost Haunted, which runs from October 27 to November 4.
Other activities include a spooky disco for kids, a film screening of Scream the movie, pumpkin carving, eerie archery and scary mask making.

Kate Turnbull, marketing manager of Heartlands, said: “After comments from visitors and staff about strange encounters in the heritage buildings, we decided to get a team in to check things out with some surprising results.

“There is something for everyone within our week of spooky activities, whether it’s attending a paranormal investigation, dressing up in a Scream mask and coming to our cinema night or bringing the children along for a bit of scary dancing at the spooky disco.”

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/9969789.Haunted_Heartlands_captured_on_YouTube_audio/?ref=mr
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PostPosted: 08-10-2012 07:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would a ghost say "Bobbing Big Head"? Question
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PostPosted: 08-10-2012 08:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zilch5 wrote:
Why would a ghost say "Bobbing Big Head"? Question

I thought that might be a reference to part of the engine-house works:
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A beam engine is a type of steam engine where a pivoted overhead beam is used to apply the force from a vertical piston to a vertical connecting rod. This configuration, with the engine directly driving a pump, was first used by Thomas Newcomen around 1705 to remove water from mines in Cornwall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beam_engine

The 'nodding' beam could also drive winding engines. (The Nodding Jennies seen on oilfields also use overhead beams.)

The picture here of Michells Shaft engine house at East Pool mine shows the beam protruding from the engine house and driving a big winding wheel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:East_Pool_mine,_Michells_Shaft_engine_house.jpg

Not too big a jump of the imagination to call the beam end a "Bobbing Big Head"! Cool

That particular engine is right alongside the main road between Redruth and Camborne, and can be seen working several days a week. (And a little further on you pass Heartlands itself.)
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PostPosted: 08-10-2012 10:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zilch5 wrote:
Why would a ghost say "Bobbing Big Head"? Question



Why wouldn't it?
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PostPosted: 17-10-2012 11:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes catch sight of a "Bobbing Big Head" out of the corner of my eye: it's actually a 'mophead' of hydrangea flowers outside my window, bobbing in the wind! Cool

It's especially spooky in the dusk... Shocked
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PostPosted: 17-10-2012 12:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a replaying of something which happened in the past then "Throbbin big head." would make more sense as an answer to the question "(are you)Alright?".
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PostPosted: 25-03-2013 19:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great, a documentary from this morning about EVP:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rg1gh

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Jolyon Jenkins reports on the world of electronic voice phenomena (EVP) - the community of people who believe that the dead can speak to us through radio transmissions and white noise. The technique was introduced to the English speaking world by a mysterious Latvian, Dr Konstantin Raudive, who travelled to Britain in 1969 with recordings of Hitler, Churchill and Stalin speaking from beyond the grave. The method is now a mainstay of paranormal investigators. Jolyon unearths tapes from 40 years ago made at a key séance held by Dr Raudive in Gerrards Cross. Raudive eventually came to believe that a budgerigar called Putzi was passing on messages from a dead 14 year old girl. Jolyon speaks to EVP current practitioners, and to a man who believes that his recordings of animal noises also contain messages.

The claims are improbable, but they tell us interesting things about human perception: about our ability to construct meaning from meaningless sound, and about how our brains naturally fill in the gaps where information is incomplete. Optical illusions are well known, but we are equally prone to being fooled by audio illusions. Sound artist Joe Banks suggests that, while EVP researchers may be carrying out parapsychology experiments, they are unwittingly doing conventional psychology experiments.


It's sceptical but fair minded. Worth hearing for the clips!
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PostPosted: 25-03-2013 22:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard it too. Absolutely great! Very Happy
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